1.23.2016

THE 60'S & 'PETROGLYPHS' AT EL MUSEO


Who says you can't go home again?


If you were part of the cultural fabric of the 60s - civil rights, Vietnam, Dylan, Ginsberg, Joplin, Woodstock, Warhol, Haight-Ashbury, love, peace and harmony - then you just might turn back the clock for an hour or so if you take in Photographer/Documentarian Lisa Law's prolific exhibit  -

 FLASHING ON THE 60'S
 at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe at the Railyard. 
Through February 27, 2016


Here goes...but be prepared for a bit of NOSTALGIA.



The best part is getting to chat with Lisa...














My favorite!




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IN THE NEXT GALLERY AT EL MUSEO  IS...

F I B E R  R O C K S !
An exhibition of Fiber Art honoring the Mesa-Prieta Petroglyphs
A Collaborative Project of the Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center &
 the Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project.  Artists were juried in and traveled to
 Mesa-Prieta for inspiration.

Runs through February 14, 2016




More than 10,000 years ago hunter/gatherer peoples roamed the 12-mile long Mesa Prieta escarpment in the northern Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico. During the Archaic Period - 1,000 to 7,500 years ago - people began to carve images on the black basalt boulders. 

Around 1,200 A.D. large numbers of agricultural PUEBLOAN  people came into the Rio Grande Valley from the Mesa Verde area. They created tens of thousands of images - people, animals, spirals, geometric and astronomical objects, and many others.






The Historic Period began on the Mesa in 1598 when the Spanish arrived in the nearby Ohkay Owingeh and made it their capital. Over the next three centuries, thousands of petroglyphs were etched onto the rocks.  




This gorgeous exhibition showcases the work of more than twenty fiber artists from six states inspired by the Mesa Prieta Petroglyphs. 



505.747.3577

Historical information thanks to Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project brochure.


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